Born Kathleen Mary Griffin in 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois, world-famous comedian and actress Kathy Griffin packed her bags and headed to Los Angeles when she turned 18 to study drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She soon became part of the comedy troupe, The Groundlings, and by the 1990s, she was performing as a stand-up comedian and landed guest spots on several television shows, including the hit series, Suddenly Susan, on NBC.
She landed her own series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, in 2005 on the Bravo channel and managed to nail two Emmy Awards for the series before it ended in 2010. She won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2014.
Griffin has been praised over the years by Forbes and other financial leaders for paying cash for the real estate she has purchased and her dream home in Bel Air, California, is no exception. The comedian plunked down hard-earned cash for the home in 2016 that is situated in a neighborhood known for its celebrity residents. The home is now on the market and is priced at $15.9 million.
The Mediterranean-style, 13,336 square-foot mansion boasts a grand foyer that is welcoming and inviting with marble floors and several oversized, plush chairs. The foyer features skylights and a beautiful curved staircase with wrought-iron banisters that lead upstairs, before heading into the open floor plan living space.
A large living room, a formal dining room, and a gourmet kitchen with a huge island allow for plenty of room to entertain and visit with family and friends. The three-level home offers nine bedrooms including the primary bedroom that features a walk-out terrace and his and her bathrooms with a large walk-in closet with an island, shelving, and plenty of storage space. There is a total of twelve bathrooms in this beautiful mansion.
French doors from the large family room open to the pool terrace. The huge in-ground swimming pool is heated and the area is well-lit for nighttime entertaining. The home also offers a wine cellar that holds 1,000 bottles of wine, a billiards room for those who love to shoot a game or two of the pool, and a home theater that includes plush theater chairs and a bar area. There are plenty of green spaces on the property to take walks and to enjoy outdoor living.
Griffin married her current husband, Randy Bick on New Year’s in 2020 at the home in a beautiful wedding ceremony that was officiated by Griffin’s friend and fellow legendary comedian, Lily Tomlin.
Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing stars Josh and Matt Altman of Compass, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents for this magnificent property that offers plenty of security with a guard gate, fencing, and security system. Bel Air Crest is one of many gated communities in Bel Air. For a cool $15.9 million, this amazing mansion can be your new home!
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